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Default Galvin Brookie: What are your thoughts?

I'm thinking of pairing my 3 wt 8' 8" NRX LP, in BLUE, with the appropriate Galvin Brookie reel.

Apparently, you lock-in the drag setting you want with an Allen wrench and then either palm the spool or apply pressure directly to the line manually if the chosen locked-in drag setting wasn't enough friction.

I have never heard of this before, but I must say I like the minimalist, simplicity of the concept.

Typically,with my more traditional reels I start out with my drag set at the lowest possible setting and pretty much do the palming, manual thing anyway.

Does anyone have experience with this?

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If you have to use a Allen Wrench to set the drag, I'd consider that to be a major negative for the reel.
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Default Re: Galvin Brookie: What are your thoughts?

It's not really what I would call a drag. More of an over run protection when stripping line. Adjusted mine once a few years and called it good. Very nice reel for a light rig. Beautifully machined, quiet, and weighs nothing.
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Default Re: Galvin Brookie: What are your thoughts?

It's a unique type of click ball tension system thingy. It's just a way of customizing a very minimal click resistance, definitely NOT a drag, that's done with your palm.

A beautifully designed and machined, extremely light reel, now offered in a whole bunch of colors. Made in the US too.
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They are rad and nothing is like it, buy it.
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Great Reels!

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